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1. Is education, occupation, salary, citizenship, etc part of the rules for marriage?
No.
2. What should we do to get engaged?
There is no legal provision for engagement.
3. Can we have our customary and/or religious marriage ceremony before solemnization?
No, your customary or religious ceremony may not precede a civil marriage ceremony but you may combine these ceremonies to make your wedding more meaningful.
4. Can a customary and/or religious ceremony be held just a day or hours before solemnization?
No, customary or religious ceremony may not precede a civil marriage ceremony but you may combine these ceremonies to make your wedding more meaningful.
5. My spouse agrees that I can take another spouse. Can I proceed?
No.
6. Can I marry a relative?
The law prohibits marriage between certain category of relatives. Click Here to go to: 'Kindred and Affinity. Prohibited Degrees of Relationship'.
7. Can a person who is deaf / mute take an oath at the ROM and go through the solemnization?
Yes. You may contact The Singapore Association for the Deaf, 227 Mountbatten Road, Singapore 397998 (Tel 63448274) for assistance to get a Sign Language Interpreter to be present at ROM for verification of documents and at the solemnization. Click here to download a copy of their form.
8. Can 2 Muslims marry at the ROM?
No. Please go to the Registry of Muslim Marriages: (www.romm.gov.sg
9. Can 1 Muslim and 1 non-Muslim marry at the ROM?
Yes, under Civil Marriage Law.
10. Can 2 foreigners marry in Singapore?
Yes.
11. How do you define 'single' marital status?
Those who are marrying for the first time.
12. Can ROM give me a letter stating that I will be getting married soon?
No. ROM cannot commit to the private schedules of individuals.
13. Can I marry in prison / hospital?
Yes, but you must consult and make arrangements with the prison / hospital authorities.
14. Can I or spouse-to-be leave Singapore after filing a notice?
Yes.
15. Is Renewal of Marriage Vows a legal provision?
No.
16. What should I do if the marriage licence and Certificates of Marriage are lost?
Please take extra care in safeguarding the marriage documents issued to you. These are legal documents and the property of the government. In the event of loss, you are to report to the police and submit to the ROM the original police report by the next working day.
17. What should I do if solemnization did not take place after collection of documents?
You are to return all documents to ROM by the next working day. Note all marriage documents are legal documents and the property of the government.
 
Last updated: 08 July 2015